Matrix Games announces Distant Worlds: Shadows
, an upcoming third
expansion for Distant Worlds
to add a new "Age of Shadows" to the 4X
space strategy game. Here's word on the add-on, which requires the two previous
expansions as well as the base game:
Distant Worlds: Shadows adds new
gameplay to the Distant Worlds universe and is set in a new era in the Distant
Worlds timeline, called the Age of Shadows.
In this time, when the planetary civilizations have not yet rediscovered
hyperspace travel, factions of space-based pirates with remnants of ancient
technologies battle each other to succeed in survival and expansion. They
struggle to hold back the rebirth of the space empires from the ashes of the
first war against the Shakturi while establishing themselves as the new power in
the galaxy. It is up to the player to choose a side.
New gameplay includes expanded ground combat, with a full new ground combat tech
tree, a ground combat resolution screen and multiple different troop types as
well as ship and base boarding and capture. The expanded tech tree also includes
Gravitic Weapons and Tractor Beams as well as additional planetary facilities
that allow you more customization on character recruitment.
Distant Worlds: Shadows also includes an updated and improved graphical engine,
a much enhanced AI and comprehensive difficulty settings that will be
challenging even for the veterans of the series and as usual many new modding